Quotes of the Week

By Golf Channel DigitalOctober 30, 2011, 6:00 pm

“For someone that grew up playing Tiger Woods PGA Tour and is a huge fan of the franchise, this is a great moment in my career.” – Rickie Fowler, on being voted to share the cover of the 2013 edition of EA Sports' Tiger Woods PGA Tour video game with Woods on copies sold in the U.S.

“I’m now the opposition. I’d love to see Martin go No. 1 and knock Luke off the perch.” – Christian Donald, brother and former caddie for Luke, on causing a little stir in the family with his vote of confidence for his boss these days, Martin Kaymer.

“A lot of time, players were penalized and they didn’t do anything to make the ball move.” – Mark Russell, the PGA Tour’s vice president for rules and competition, after it was announced Monday that the U.S. Golf Association and the R&A made changes to the Rules of Golf which will be in effect from 2012-15. Specifically, a player is no longer penalized if their ball is moved, through no fault of their own, after address.

'I'd strongly resent any suggestion that I in some way enticed Rory (McIlroy) to join Horizon.” – Graeme McDowell, on being accused of pressuring McIlroy to leave Chubby Chandler and ISM for Horizon Sports, the management company that represents McDowell.

“I think the decision to add HSBC is sketchy at best. Why change the rule the day after Disney? It doesn’t really make sense to me.” – Luke Donald, on the PGA Tour’s decision to delay sending out Player of the Year ballots two weeks until after the WGC-HSBC Champions.

“It is truly an honor to receive the prestigious Bob Jones Award from the USGA, as the past recipients are some of the greatest names in the history of the game.” – Annika Sorenstam, after winning the 2012 Bob Jones Award, presented in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship. Past winners have included Francis Ouimet, Babe Zaharias, Byron Nelson, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Nancy Lopez, Mickey Wright, Tom Watson and Lorena Ochoa.

“There exists a woman whom Ryo Ishikawa is going out with.” – Ishikawa’s mother, who is also his manager, on Ryo’s plans to introduce his potential fiancée – a junior high school classmate – at the Presidents Cup in Melbourne in November.

'Making history in the sport is very important to me, but the roles of husband and father are the most important in the world to me and being there for my wife and family is where I have to be.' – Donald again, on his decision to withdraw from the HSBC Champions next week in Shanghai to be with his wife for the birth of their second child.

“Kokrak's caddie just shared some beef jerky with your scribe on the 9th tee. At least I hope it was beef jerky.” – Rex Hoggard, GolfChannel.com senior writer, tweeting on Social Media Saturday during the third round of the Nationwide Championship.

“t's been two amazing weeks ... I'm out of words.” – Sergio Garcia, following his win at the Andalucia Masters, his second win in as many weeks in Spain.

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Rose leads halted Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters when bad weather stopped play Friday during the second round.

The Englishman, who shot a 10-under 62 on Thursday, had completed 13 holes and was 5 under on the day at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat (64) was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew wit on the 11th hole at 2 under for the day after shooting an opening 72.

There was no reason given for his withdrawal, but the American has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

Newsmaker of the Year: No. 2, Donald Trump

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 1:00 pm

Even away from the White House, President Donald Trump generated plenty of headlines this year.

Trump’s first year in office didn’t dim his enthusiasm for the game, as he made splashy appearances at two big events, tweeted about golf to his more than 44 million followers, teed it up with some of the sport’s biggest stars, including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Lexi Thompson, and fired a few eyebrow-raising scores. Logging more than 75 rounds since his inauguration, the 3-handicap has only bolstered his reputation as the best golfing president, particularly after his alleged 73 with Sen. Lindsey Graham.

None of his appearances created a bigger stir than when he attended the U.S. Women’s Open. Despite protests and calls for the USGA to move its premier women’s event from Trump Bedminster – the president reportedly threatened to sue – his weekend there went off without incident, as Trump watched the action and hosted players in his private box near the 15th green.


Full list of 2017 Newsmakers of the Year


Despite his controversial rhetoric on a variety of national issues, Trump has remained a staunch supporter of women’s golf, and he became the first sitting president to attend the U.S. Women’s Open.

An honorary chairman of the Presidents Cup, Trump also flew to Liberty National for the biennial team event, where he presented the trophy to the U.S. team and dedicated the victory to the hurricane victims in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

In late November, amid tweets about the national anthem, Turkey, Egypt and Time Magazine, Trump announced that he was playing a round in South Florida with Woods and world No. 1 Dustin Johnson.

Yes, that too became a headline, just like everything else Trump did in 2017.


Playing with the pros

Tiger, DJ and Faxon

Article: Video, images from Tiger, DJ's round with Trump

Article: After DJ and Tiger, Trump plays golf with Jack

Rory faces criticism

Article: Rory: Round with Trump about respect for presidency

Article: Rory: Round with Trump not a 'political statement'


President at the Presidents Cup


Video: President Trump makes the rounds at Liberty National

Article: President Trump presents trophy to U.S. team

Article: Stricker: 'Great thrill' to get trophy from Trump


Purported round of 73 with Lindsey Graham

Article: Senator tweets Trump shot 73 in windy, wet conditions

Article: Graham offers details on Trump's round of 73


Cart on the green


Article: Trump appears to drive cart on Bedminster green


Presence and protests at U.S. Women's Open


Article: Trump makes presidential history at Women's Open

Article: Trump supporters, protesters clash near Women's Open

Article: UltraViolet takes protest inside Trump National


Photo gallery: President Trump at the U.S. Women's Open


Trump golf properties

Vandalism

Article: Environmental group vandalizes Trump golf course

Article: Man accused of vandalizing four Trump courses

Finances


Article: Two Trump courses in Scotland losing millions

Article: Eric Trump denies Russia helped fund golf courses

Article: Trump company ordered to pay $5.77M in dues dispute

Reportedly fake TIME covers


Article: Trump clubs display fake Time magazine cover


Trump apologizes for voter-fraud story

Report: Trump's voter fraud claim tied to Langer

Langer: Trump 'apologized' for story mix-up


Pros comment on the president

Article: Players defend Trump at Senior PGA Championship

Article: Trump congratulates Daly; Daly congratulates Trump

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Newsmakers of the Year: Top 10 in 2017

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 12:30 pm

Spieth, Thomas headline winter break trip to Cabo

By Grill Room TeamDecember 15, 2017, 1:05 am

Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth. Really good at golf. Really good at vacationing.

With #SB2K18 still months away, Thomas and Spieth headlined a vacation to Cabo San Lucas, and this will shock you but it looks like they had a great time.

Spring break veteran Smylie Kaufman joined the party, as did Thomas' roommate, Tom Lovelady, who continued his shirtless trend.

The gang played all the hits, including shoeless golf in baketball jerseys and late nights with Casamigos tequila.

Image via tom.lovelady on Instagram.

In conclusion, it's still good to be these guys.